rodent in the boot of the c200!1

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to my horror, i discovered a shredded crisps bag and chewing gum wrapper in the the boot of my car.

my initial thoughts were that it may have been a spider as these often live behind the electric outside mirrors and spin their webs overnight to trap their prey.

but then i discovered that there were some rodent droppings as well on the boot mat.after cleaning the boot out,i decided to look under the boot floor mat where i discovered to my horror ,some more droppings and a partly eaten/shredded cloth toolkit wrapper.:mad:

how did it get in?did it creep up from below and are there any channels for this to happen?
i looked under the rear seat and there no invasion in there ,so i was relieved somewhat.
the boot floor is at least 2 feet off the ground-so how did it get in.?
is it still living in the boot ? should i use rat poison?/mouse nipper(trap) overnight in the boot?
 

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Originally posted by SPS
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is it still living in the boot ? should i use rat poison?/mouse nipper(trap) overnight in the boot?



Yes and Quick before it gets to your Electrics.:devil: :devil:
 

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I got a rat in me boot, what am I gonna do?
 
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Why don't you buy it a car of it's own:devil:
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But on a more helpful note; I have a mouse in my attic at the moment and have just purchased some blue coloured corn which is impregnated with poison. Don’t know if it works yet but it would be ideal to sprinkle around spare wheel etc.

And I know it sounds obvious, but have you considered putting a mouse trap in the boot overnight.

Strange but true: Some pet shops sell mouse traps.

EDIT - Just noticed that you have considered a trap & I am inclined to agree with Mark, forget the poison.
 
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Originally posted by Black180


But on a more helpful note; I have a mouse in my attic at the moment and have just purchased some blue coloured corn which is impregnated with poison. Don’t know if it works yet but it would be ideal to sprinkle around spare wheel etc.

Dont do it !!!
If the mouse eats it - and dies behind your dash - the car will stink for months as it decays - trust me, I spent 2 days ripping my house apart trying to find a decaying mous that I poisoned!


Originally posted by Black180

And I know it sounds obvious, but have you considered putting a mouse trap in the boot overnight.

Strange but true: Some pet shops sell mouse traps.

Much better idea - I caught the other 2 with traps, slightly mesy but worth it !

No mice for 2 years now :)

Mark
 

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Yeah, mouse should know better than to come out to meet one seriously pissed off moggy in boot of said C200
Unless its dangermouse that is!
If I were said mouse i'd scarper-and quick too! :devil: :)

Better still put a particularly bad tempered barn owl in there, they like the dark dont they?, ...and mice! :devil:
 
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how did it get in?did it creep up from below and are there any channels for this to happen?

If you can find any hole or gap big enough to stick your little finger through then it is big enough for a mouse. They are slinky little gits and can get into places you would never think possible.

If really bad enough (and I warn you this is not without risk to health & property so do this at your peril!) you can try to get rid of all sorts of pests & vermin from small confined spaces by DIY fumigation. Off to Boots and buy a small box of Sodium Metabisulphate and another of Citric Acid, both used in cooking & home brewing.

Using plastic/rubber gloves & eye protection throughout make up a solution of each in separate containers. Find another much larger, wider container, stick in boot or wherever. Carefully tip the two solutions in, close up and leave it. Gives off Sulphur Dioxide gas which is highly irritant so hold your breath as well. It is also a bleaching agent, so watch out! If you would not be happy using domestic bleach anywhere nearby then do not do it!

Ventilate well afterwards.

Might not kill the blighters but it will certainly encourage them to try & leave PDQ. Took a few attempts but it eventually worked well in clearing rodents out of an equipment cabinet that could not be dismantled. I really did not want to use poison and have them stinking the place up
 

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I heard that mice really like chocolate so a piece of cadbury's in a trap should do it
 

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mate works for pest control he rekons peparami gets them everytime ;)
 

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